Monday, June 22, 2015

Things Mysterious by Matthew Chabin & #GIVEAWAY

Things Mysterious
Genre: Romance (Mystery)
Publisher: Roane Publishing 
Release Date: June 22, 2015


Dasan Garret is a disappointed man.
Recently divorced and just returned 
from a traumatic tour of duty in Iraq, 
he moves back to his hometown of Portland, Oregon
 only to find himself unexpectedly alone. 
 His old friends are all gone, 
moved away, locked up, or dead. 
 Women seem to occupy a parallel universe. 
 With no community and few prospects,
 he takes a job as a night watchman and withdraws
 ever deeper into the shadows of his mind. 
 Until one day when he meets Edenia,
 and she lights up his world like a bolt of pure energy. 
 She seems perfect: 
vibrant, gifted, kind, sexy, 
a sudden and unlooked-for reprieve from the sad ruin of his life.
 And yet there remains a nagging sense that something isn’t right.
 Could it be that he is merely slow to trust the happiness she offers him?
 Or is there something behind that waver in her laugh,
 that fleeting look of sadness in her eyes? 

The mystery deepens when one day Edenia disappears. 
 Dasan believes he must find her in order to go on living. 
 But to find her again, 
he will have to confront a devastating truth about her life, 
and his.

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1) “Deserve’s got nothin’ to do with it.” –Clint Eastwood, Unforgiven

2) “God, grant me chastity and continence, but not yet.” –Augustine of Hippo

3) “The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.” —James Joyce

4) “The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.”
—G.K. Chesterton

5) “Really I don’t like human nature unless all candied over with art.” –Virginia Wolfe

6) “Love is friendship set to music.” —Joseph Campbell

7) “Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.”
—Leonard Cohen

8) “Optimism means better than reality; pessimism means worse than reality. I’m a realist.”
—Margaret Atwood

9) “Honor the gods. But don’t rely on them.” —Miyamoto Musashi

10) “He saw God's foot upon the treadle of the loom, and spoke it; and therefore his shipmates
called him mad. So man's insanity is heaven's sense; and wandering from all mortal reason,
man comes at last to that celestial thought, which, to reason, is absurd and frantic; and weal
or woe, feels then uncompromised, indifferent as his God.” —Herman Melville


Matthew Chabin was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico and grew up in Portland, Oregon. He
served four years in the US Navy as a ship crewman, journalist and public affairs liaison. He
studied literature and philosophy at Southern Oregon University. After graduating in 2010, he
started teaching English abroad, working in the Czech Republic and volunteering with the Dalai
Lama’s affiliate organization, Tibet Charity, in Dharamsala/Mcleod Ganj, India. He currently lives in Nagano Prefecture of Japan with his wife, Marie, and cat, Futa. 
His work has appeared in Gravel: A Literary Journal, Southern Pacific Review, Piker Press, and
Black Denim. He is the author of a memoir, Equaling Heaven, which he hopes to see published
in the near future.


An ecopy of Things Mysterious and a $10 Amazon Gift Card!